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July 13, 2021
Recording of “TSCA Reform: Five Years Later” Conference and Other Resources Available Now

The “TSCA Reform - Five Years Later” conference held June 30, 2021, featured in-depth discussion, spirited debate, and news-making statements over the course of six virtual panels. A full recording of the event with additional suggested readings and other resources are available on the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) website for members of ELI.
 
A detailed summary of the event with commentary is available in Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®), July 1, 2021, memorandum, “ELI Concludes Another Successful Annual TSCA Conference.” B&C prepared the resource “TSCA at 5: TSCA Litigation Update” for the conference and have made that document available at the link.
 
“TSCA Reform: Five Years Later” marked the fifth Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) annual Conference presented by B&C, ELI, and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. The conference was hugely successful, attracting more than 600 registrants for the program, reflecting the intense interest in EPA’s implementation of TSCA. For those who were unable to attend, we hope the recording and resources referenced above are helpful, as stakeholders across the board need to continue to engage with EPA and each other to move Lautenberg amendments implementation forward.
 
Panelists (in order of appearance):
 
Welcome and Overview
Lynn R. Goldman, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., Michael and Lori Milken Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, George Washington University
 
Morning Keynote
Michal Ilana Freedhoff, Ph.D., Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
 
Panel 1: Risk Evaluation under TSCA
Robert M. Sussman, Principal, Sussman & Associates, Moderator
Ryan Carra, Ph.D., Principal, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Penny Fenner-Crisp, Ph.D., Environmental Protection Network
Suzanne Hartigan, Ph.D., Senior Director, American Chemistry Council
Jon Kalmuss-Katz, Supervising Staff Attorney, Earthjustice
 
Panel 2: Risk Management under TSCA
Jeffery T. Morris, Ph.D., Jeff Morris Solutions, LLC, Moderator
Eve C. Gartner, Managing Attorney, Toxic Exposure & Health Program, Earthjustice
Randy S. Rabinowitz, Executive Director, OSH Law Project LLC
Sara Beth Watson, Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Kimberly Wise White, Ph.D., Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Affairs, American Chemistry Council

Panel 3: TSCA and Environmental Justice
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., Moderator
Dianne Barton, Council Chair, National Tribal Toxics Council
Marianne Engelman Lado, Deputy General Counsel, Environmental Initiatives, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Timothy W. Hardy, Partner, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.
Adrienne Hollis, Ph.D., Senior Climate Justice and Health Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists
 
Luncheon Keynote -- Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg
 
Panel 4: New Chemical Review
Lawrence E. Culleen, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, Moderator
Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.
Richard A. Denison, Ph.D., Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Daniel Rosenberg, Director, Federal Toxics Policy, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
 
Panel 5: TSCA and PFAS
Robert M. Sussman, Principal, Sussman & Associates, Moderator
Dennis R. Deziel, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and former Administrator, Region I, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Liz Hitchcock, Director, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
Robert J. Simon, Vice President, Chemical Products and Technology and Chlorine Chemistry, American Chemistry Council
Betsy Southerland, Issue Team, Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Environmental Protection Network
 
Panel 6: TSCA Litigation Update
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., Moderator
Martha E. Marrapese, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
Gavin McCabe, Special Assistant Attorney General, New York State Office of Attorney General
 
Concluding Remarks and Adjournment
Scott Fulton, President, Environmental Law Institute
John Pendergrass, Vice President, Programs & Publications, Environmental Law Institute


 
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